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Sri Lanka's ambassador to the US appointed as Foreign Affairs Secretary

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US Prasad Kariyaswasam will become the new Secretary to the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr Kariyawasam took over as Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the United States in June 2014, at a time when Sri Lanka was facing heightening pressure from the US and the Untied Nations Human Rights Council for failure to deliver on justice and accountability for mass atrocities in Sri Lanka.

A seasoned diplomat, Kr Kariyaswasam has held postings at the United Nations in New York from 2005-2008, Geneva from 2001-2004 and in India from 2009-2014.

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